Category Archives: Blogging tools

Tools for blogging

08 – WordPress

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WordPress is a very valuable tool for a number of reasons. It is used by individuals and organizations for blogging, but also to create fully-functioning websites – due to the powerful range of 3rd party plugins.

Cost: Free. Open source
Available: Hosted or Download
Website: Hosted: www.wordpress.com and Download: wordpress.org
Categories: bloggingwebpages/sites

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 8  2014: 6  2013: 8  2012: 5  2011: 5  2010: 8  2009: 6  2008: 5  2007: 6

Comments from some of those who selected WordPress as one of their Top 10 Tools

“powers my blog, which is the core of my PKM. It’s easy to use, has a huge community, and there are many plug-ins and additions available. I also use it to deliver my online workshops.” Harold Jarche, 2015

“excellent blogging platform. Recent releases have been focussing on the usability for the writer, and it is setting the standards for usability. Administration is now a piece of cake, even for non-tech users, with e.g. the auto-update feature.” Jan Van Belle, 2015

“I use WordPress to blog about five years. My blog is my most important learning tool. I blog to process what I see and read, to reflect, to share knowledge and as an archive.” Wilfred Rubens, 2015

18 – Blogger

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Google-owned Blogger is still seen as a quick and easy way to start and maintain a blog.

Cost: Free 
Available: Hosted
Website: https://www.blogger.com/
Categories: blogging

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 18  2014: 16  2013: 18  2012: 15  2011: 12  2010: 14=  2009: 14=  2008: 1  2007: 9

Comments from some of those who selected Blogger as one of their Top Tools 

“I learn by reflecting through my blog” Rachel Burnham, 2015

“Donde “reflexiono” sobre aprendizaje” Marta Toran, 2015

“I don’t know why I write a blog separately from my website. But I do, and Blogger is where I prefer to do it” Stephen Downes, 2014

Edublogs

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Edublogs is “the largest education community on the Internet” where you can sign up for a free WordPress-powered blog.  An ideal site for educators who want to blog with support.

Cost: Free
Available: Hosted/
Website: http://edublogs.org/
Categories: blogging

Ranking on Top 100 Tools for Learning:

  • 2015: 101-200  2014: –  2013: –  2012: 77  2011: 74=  2010: 48=  2009: 49  2008: 59=  2007: 72=